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05-22-2016, 07:41 PM
Detroit: Arson Capitol of the World

Talking heads take up arms against climate change

Hundreds of Fires Light Up Devil's Night in Detroit - NYTimes.com (http://www.nytimes.com/1994/11/01/us/hundreds-of-fires-light-up-devil-s-night-in-detroit.html)
Nov 1, 1994 - Hundreds of fires were set in the city and suburbs on Sunday despite ... were
charged with setting fires; the police said more arrests were likely. ... In 1984, Detroit earned the distinction as "arson capital of the world" after 297 ..

Fight Against Climate Hoax in Negro Speak. Too bad cracker isn't giving them no money.:)


According to recent projections, by the end of the century, Detroit, Michigan’s average summer temperature will rise by 7-13F. As a result, increased heat and heavy precipitation events will burden the city’s infrastructure and population health, and likely lead to disproportionate distribution of related morbidity and mortality among the elderly, the chronically ill, and those who live in poverty—who comprise nearly 40% of the city’s population. Meanwhile, over the last fifty years, Detroit has experienced perhaps the most severe economic downfall of all major U.S. cities, losing over half of its population and filing for bankruptcy in July 2013. As leaders struggle to rethink allocation of scarce municipal resources to meet residents’ pressing basic needs, there has been effectively no capacity for climate change planning. Recognizing the compounding environmental and economic challenges residents face, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice convened the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative (DCAC) in 2011. DCAC is an extensive planning effort involving diverse government, private, academic, and community partners. Its goal is to develop the city’s first Climate Action Plan, which will document baseline greenhouse gas emissions, map vulnerabilities, engage leaders and residents, and translate this information into mitigation and adaptation strategies. In this paper, we introduce the barriers to and opportunities for climate planning in Detroit and other cities experiencing high levels of depopulation, vacant buildings and lots, and disinvestment. Specifically, we present the DCAC’s planning process, accomplishments, and next steps as a unique case study of community-driven climate planning in a legacy city.